Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Nature Reserve, garden, hiking trails and nature center provides an escape to nature.
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andrhold
Burleson, TX145 contributions
Wonderful visit
Oct 2020 • Family
This was a very good experience. It was nice outside and cloudy. This made the walk pleasent. The dino's were so real for our son. He loves them on tv, but he was shocked when he got up close and personal. The other exhibits were grear as well.
Written October 18, 2020
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Alicia O
San Angelo, TX117 contributions
McKinney (& Dallas) Must. Will Be Revisiting!
Sep 2020
I cannot stress this enough. . . This is an absolute must! My husband and I took our three year old daughter here during the dinosaur exhibit and every single one of us had an absolute blast. This is such a wonderful place and experience for people of all ages. A variety of things to do along with gorgeous, easy and varying length of hiking trails. McKinney is beautiful and this is place is a complete charm.
Written September 20, 2020
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Dano
McKinney, TX51 contributions
Wonderful place to go and visit
Feb 2020
Been a member for longtime, my grandkids love to visit the museum and also hike around and see the dinosaurs. Granddaughter would stay and play for hours in the little house village. Butterfly house is really fun to see in spring. Very nice staff and a gem to have so close.
Written February 11, 2020
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Paul F
3 contributions
An island of nature in an urban environment.
Jan 2020
We were really impressed with the animated dinosaurs and enjoyed the nature trails. Great place for young and old alike. Live animals both inside and outside. Staff very friendly and informative.
Written January 28, 2020
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Jules75
70 contributions
LOVED it!
Jan 2020
So we had free passes through our museum membership and decided to drive up to McKinney and check it out. Y'all. We loved it! The museum is small but extremely well done - the kids had a blast walking through it and exclaiming over every little thing. The only thing that freaked me out was turning the corner and heading right in to the snake room. The boa was ok but the rattlesnakes, copperhead and cotton mouth - oh H to the No! We exited quickly! It was a little cold and wet plus the sign said it was copperhead mating season and to say on the trails so we didn't explore the loops but we did go on the dinosaur trail which the kids LOVED! Then they played at pioneer village for easily 45 minutes and could have stayed longer but we were getting hungry. Thankful the pioneer village had a place for the adults to hang out. We did walk over to the zoo party but since it was cold there were no animals we could see. Overall we had the best time ever and we will totally be back.
Written January 24, 2020
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Alvin N
34 contributions
Fun Night with Moths>
Jul 2019
We took some friends to the Night with Moths class. This was very informative and fun but ohhhhh so hot!. Part of the class was a walk outside and it was so very hot! Then they set up stations to watch moths throughout the night. Would have been better if they had told us about the walk. Our older friends had trouble traversing the paths. We love the Heard museum but is a hit or miss to their classes. Wish they would offer actual classes for adults and not just kids. Wonderful kid classes for school breaks and summers though. My two sons loved them.
Written January 8, 2020
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Camille Jones
Dallas, United States4 contributions
OUTSTANDING DINOSAURS
Jan 2020
Took my grandchildren since they love dinosaurs. The animatronic dinosaurs were outstanding with their movements and sound very realistic. The pathway was easy to negotiate for my walking 2 year old twins and spaced far enough apart there was excitement to see the next one. I liked they were not the usual dinos you see everywhere but some I had never heard of. There were nice little places along the path that said photo op and took advantage of those. We did go thru the snake and spider part but did not go onto the other pathways as little ones have short attention span. The nice thing was my visiting family had a membership at another museum in the north that had reciprocity so we got in free. Although, the price was lower than I would have expected.
Written January 6, 2020
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Chris N
McKinney, Texas52 contributions
Heard museum.. Don't miss out!
Mar 2018 • Family
He heard museum is a very good place for trail walking over land and boardwalk. My kids love it and there always seems to be wildlife to see. Avoid the trails if it has rained in the last few days. The museum building is actually pretty small, but they do have a good collection of reptiles and some owls. There is a very small zoo of sorts and a really cool pioneer village thing for the kids. Sometimes there are dinosaurs in the fall that are robots to some extent.
Written November 5, 2019
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Julie
Dallas, TX33 contributions
Kids love it
Mar 2019
Outdoor "village", walking trails through trees and along water, as well as indoor museum with interactive activities. Gift shop and BYO lunch to picnic.
Written September 16, 2019
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Persistent
Saltillo, TX257 contributions
Great museum
Sep 2018 • Family
Lived 4 miles from this place for 40 yrs. Went to it several times as a kid on school fieldtrips and as adult with the family always a goodtime and learning experience especially for the kids. Worth the money
Written August 29, 2019
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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM